Category #2 · Daughters · featuredpost · Simple Musings

The Most Important Thing You Can Do For Her

“Boston,” I ask, “Will you be my best friend forever?”
“Yes.”
“Even when your 16?”
“Yes, forever and ever!”

I feel the tears begin to burn. I wonder, what really lies ahead for us?

What will life throw at her? In what ways will it try to break her dear form? The thoughts begin to consume me to the point of deep heartache. How I long to keep her sheltered from all the cruelty of this world. If only I could be her protecter forever and ever. . .

desire · Simple Musings

My Only New Year’s Resolution

She’s three. She goes to nursery school, soccer, ballet. She is most always forced to walk as I carry her little brother to and fro. She is the “big sister.” The independent one. That afternoon, she was my little girl. “Mom, do you want to come cuddle with me in your bed?” she asked. I… Continue reading My Only New Year’s Resolution

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Walking In Another’s Skin

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” – To Kill a Mockingbird – Atticus Finch I am letting these words soak in, fully saturating each and every dusty corner of my mind. Trying to somehow… Continue reading Walking In Another’s Skin

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One Word to Breathe

One word. What if you had one word to finish out this year? One word to obtain. What would yours be? My word: Content. To be content in the day to day, moment to moment living. To be content in breathing, in listening to my sweet babies breathing. Content to watch the sun set upon my beautiful life,… Continue reading One Word to Breathe

Encouragement · Simple Musings

Perhaps.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” –Fred Rogers This world is filled with hurt and pain, darkness and suffering. If given enough time, despair and hopelessness can consume your… Continue reading Perhaps.

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What is Your Plan of Attack?

It was war–them verses the huge spider web. I felt a bit sorry for the the little insect. How many weeks, months, did it take him to weave his intricate and delicate home, only to be demolished in five seconds by my crew. I discovered it could be repaired in 30 minutes and now do… Continue reading What is Your Plan of Attack?